Rural and agriculture

We act for a range of landed estates, farming, horticultural and rural businesses, as well renewable energy clients, advising them on a range of issues affecting their businesses whether it is trusts, VAT, mixed farming, diversification, treatment of expenditure on farm and other commercial buildings, rental portfolios or the use of companies.

We understand that the rural and agriculture sector is a specialist sector, having unique practices and conventions, making rural enterprises unlike other commercial enterprises. Our approach to each client is therefore tailored to recognise your unique circumstances. This is why we always build up an in-depth knowledge of your business so that we can tailor our services accordingly and add value wherever possible.

Our national rural and agriculture team has a genuine knowledge of the sector and the relevant experience to help. We have a thorough understanding of the business structures under which rural and agriculture businesses operate, whether that is company, partnership, sole trader or a trust structure. We understand the practicalities of farming and are at home speaking with, advising and acting for our clients, tailoring our approach to meet individual circumstances.

For further information on our specialist rural and agriculture services download our rural and agricultural services brochure here.


Rural and agriculture services

We provide a comprehensive range of agricultural accounting and taxation services that will give you the confidence to develop your business. 

Our services include:

  • technical and taxation advice
  • bookkeeping and payroll
  • raising finance
  • changes in business structures
  • property transactions
  • passing on the family farm
  • business management
  • cashflow planning. 

Farming enterprises and their related businesses are often in need of proactive advice in relation to business structures, succession and/ or tax planning. We will spend time discussing your needs and future plans for you and the other generations in your family. We can advise you on tax incentives and will unravel, explain and plan for the convoluted scenarios that can arise with Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Taxes.

We can also provide planning advice to clients looking to diversify into new business areas such as wind, solar and anaerobic digestion.

National team of specialists

We recognise that farming is not only a business, but a way of life and that the farming community wants to deal with people that understand the rural economy.

Many of our agricultural team come from farming families themselves or have spent time in industry. We therefore understand the agricultural and rural affairs affecting the sector.  By listening to and understanding the needs and hopes of our clients, we can develop a working method that centres around a mutual relationship of trust and commitment.

Our specialists

Over the years our specialists have developed links with agricultural professionals such as NFU groups, the British Institute of Agriculture Consultants and the Country Landowners’ Association. By keeping up to date with the latest business developments, we can constantly improve our service and your response to market changes.

The next step

If you would like to discuss the accounting services that we can provide for your rural or agriculture business, please contact one of our specialists at your nearest location, or complete the contact form.

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